Local Waterfront Revitalization Program

Local Waterfront Revitalization Program


Current Local Waterfront Revitalization Program

A copy of the Town's current LWRP is available on the NYS Department of State's website

LWRP Update

For over 25 years the LWRP has served as a guide for the Town of Smithtown in establishing objectives, programs, and standards to promote the beneficial use of coastal resources and avoid impairment of these resources. However, over the years many changes have occurred in understanding coastal issues and management, in government laws and programs addressing coastal management, and in the conditions and circumstances affecting Smithtown's coastal resources and uses. In response to these changes the Town is updating and rewriting its LWRP.

The process will include updating and re-structuring the existing plan to reflect four themes: the developed coast, the natural coast, the public coast, and the working coast. The LWRP will also identify federal and State actions necessary to advance the Town's program. Draft sections of the LWRP will be posted to this webpage as they are completed.

Community Input
The Town of Smithtown held two public workshops to obtain input from the public on the development of its revised LWRP. Over 60 participants including members of civic organizations, policymakers, residents and business owners in the waterfront area attended the workshops. The comments and questions from the two workshops are available below, along with descriptions of how the comments were incorporated into the LWRP update.

Public Workshop #1 (2016) comments
Public Workshop #2 (2019) comments

Draft Smithtown LWRP August 2019(PDF)

Next Steps and Project Milestones

  • Town Board public hearing (August 13, 2019 – 2pm at Town of Smithtown Town Hall, 99 West Main Street, Smithtown, NY 11787)
  • Submission to NYS Department of State (September 2019)
  • Final LWRP Update adoption(Fall 2019)